Food And Nutrition 3rd Edition - Chapter 31 Testbank

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Anorexia nervosa:
    • A. 

      Is most common in teenage boys

    • B. 

      Is characterised by a normal body weight, excessive purging and erratic eating habits

    • C. 

      Is caused by excessively controlling and ‘pushy‘ parents

    • D. 

      Can result in long term problems such as retardation of normal growth, impaired fertility and osteoporosis

    • E. 

      Is best managed by hospitalisation and enforced feeding programs

  • 2. 
    The five question screening tool developed by British researchers to identify people at risk for eating disorders:
    • A. 

      Suggests an eating disorder if a score of four positives is reached

    • B. 

      Considers issues such as feeling sick when full, lost control over eating and weight loss

    • C. 

      Has a low degree of reliability and validity as a screening tool

    • D. 

      Is abbreviated as SCIFF

    • E. 

      Applies only to bulimia sufferers

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for developing an eating disorder?
    • A. 

      A history of sexual/physical/drug abuse

    • B. 

      Being involved in a sport with a weight limit or category

    • C. 

      Emotional stress and/or low self esteem

    • D. 

      Having a supportive, flexible, involved family

    • E. 

      Familial, peer and societal pressure

  • 4. 
    Which statement is true? Bulimia nervosa:
    • A. 

      Sufferers are slightly underweight

    • B. 

      Is characterised by cycles of binging and purging

    • C. 

      Occurs mainly in adolescent girls

    • D. 

      Is less common than anorexia nervosa

    • E. 

      Signs, symptoms and complications are more severe than anorexia nervosa

  • 5. 
    Disordered eating in children includes:
    • A. 

      Refusing to eat

    • B. 

      Aversions to particular foods

    • C. 

      Only eating certain types of foods

    • D. 

      Only eating foods in certain ways

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Characteristics of bulimia nervosa include:
    • A. 

      Excessive control over eating

    • B. 

      Behaviours need to occur only once

    • C. 

      Mechanisms such as vomiting and laxatives are used to control weight

    • D. 

      There is no undue influence of body shape and weight

    • E. 

      Eating for short periods of time

  • 7. 
    Anorexia nervosa is characterised by:
    • A. 

      Intense fear of gaining weight

    • B. 

      No loss of menstrual cycle

    • C. 

      Refusal to maintain weight less than 75% of what is expected

    • D. 

      Agreement to gain weight during a period of growth

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    A sign that somebody may be suffering from bulimia nervosa would be:
    • A. 

      They were underweight

    • B. 

      Erosion of tooth enamel

    • C. 

      Lanugo

    • D. 

      They will not eat anything at all

    • E. 

      All of the above

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